A cyst. What does that make you think of?
For some Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers, it would be a clue
to the basis of their pain. But the diagnosis of a
synovial cyst as the reason for pain is an
intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may result from a
synovial cyst which is where Buffalo, NY chiropractic care at
Disc Centers Of America comes in to help. Buffalo, NY
chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce
back pain and related leg pain because of a synovial cyst without
Buffalo, NY back surgery.
SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS
First, let’s discuss what
synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions associated
with facet degeneration and usually found in the lumbar spine at
L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are linked
with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the affected
joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may produce sciatica/leg pain.
(4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth
decade of life, giving rise to radicular pain
and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently
seen at L4-5 which is also the site of maximum mobility in the lumbar spine.
MRI is the diagnostic instrument of choice as it shows
the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When
synovial cysts seem lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely
more fluid filled and less likely gelatinous or calcified, rendering
them potentially easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts
have been reported to disappear particularly
if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Disc Centers Of America works to help
Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of
SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES
Wilby et al portray a channel that joins
the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial
cysts become visible. At surgery for these cysts,
they found that fragments of articular cartilage and bone were
in the walls of the channels in 89% of the cysts. This debris blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation
tissue and scar formation probably leading to
synovial cyst formation. (8) Disc Centers Of America works on scar tissue to
improve the spine’s fluidity.
SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT
Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is recommended
as some are included to vanish without surgery. (9)
Conservative treatment is practical. If the cyst does
not respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a record
of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented
at Disc Centers Of America, Cox® Technic succeeded in relief when
an epidural steroid injection did not. (11) In another case, a 75
year old man with back and leg pain and a synovial cyst treated for 3 months/16
visits felt 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Disc Centers Of America
is relieving for numerous Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers
with synovial cysts.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
about his relieving care with Cox® Technic protocols for a
patient with a synovial cyst.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit for
diagnosis and treatment of back pain due to synovial cyst or
other reason. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more
than just a clue to your pain’s source. It is the start
of a back pain relieving Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan at
Disc Centers Of America.